Monday, March 9, 2009

Carbon Fast for Lent: Worms, compost, and other mysteries

“Landfill sites are a major source of methane emissions in the UK [and in the U.S.]. Reuse and recycle your waste and compost your food waste to reduce the rubbish destined for landfill sites. Start here: If you don’t have somewhere to compost then investigate alternatives with your local authority. Some councils now collect food waste.”

I wrote about Nature Mill’s neat indoor home composter for last year’s Carbon Fast. This model is small enough to fit under the sink, and designed for people who don’t have the space, time, or inclination for a compost heap in the backyard. The New York Times also recently wrote about apartment dwellers who compost with worms. (This is sooo not happening at my house — worms! — but I thought I’d mention it.)

For some reason composting is one of the green things I find it easy to put off. What about you? Any composting devotees out there?

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